Much to Celebrate in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper

12/04/2017

Berlin Festtage (3). Strauss – Die Frau ohne Schatten: Soloists, Dancers, Children’s Chorus (chorus master; Vinzenz Weissenburger), Staatsopern Chor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Zubin Mehta (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 9.4.2017. (MB)

Photo credit: Hans-Jörg Michel.

Berlin Festtage – Die Frau ohne Schatten (c) Hans-Jörg Michel.

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A Parsifal That Will Not Let Go

11/04/2017

Berlin Festtage (2). Wagner – Parsifal: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 8.4.2017. (MB)

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Berlin Festtage 2017 – Parsifal (c) Ruth Walz

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Midsummer Opera’s Valiant Efforts to Make Something of La Gioconda

10/04/2017

Ponchielli – La Gioconda (semi-staged performance): Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Midsummer Opera / David Roblou (conductor). St John’s Church, Waterloo, London, 9.4.2017. (JPr)

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Zoë South as Gioconda (c) Michael John White

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Mozart’s Magic Flute Weaves its Magic in Gothenburg

05/04/2017

Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists and Chorus of Gothenburg Opera, dancers, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Henrik Schaefer (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 1.4.2017. (NS) Read more

The Komische Oper’s Colourful Portrayal of The Fair at Sorochintsy

04/04/2017

Mussorgsky, The Fair at Sorochintsy: Orchestra, Children’s Chorus (chorus mistress: Dagmar Fiebach) and Chorus of the Komische Oper, Berlin (chorus master: David Cavelius), Vocalconsort Berlin / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 2.4.2017. (MB)

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Mussorgsky’s The Fair at Sorochintsy (c) Monika Rittershaus

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From Turin to Geneva: Manon Lescaut under Gianandrea Noseda

02/04/2017

Puccini, Manon Lescaut (concert performance): Soloists, Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Torino / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Théâtre des Nations, Geneva, 30.3.2017. (ALL) Read more

RNCM’s Second Cast Makes RNCM’s Theodora an Entertaining and Enjoyable Evening

02/04/2017

Handel, Theodora: Soloists, RNCM Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Roger Hamilton (conductor), RNCM Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 30.3.2017. (MC)

Samantha Clarke in the title role of Handel's Theodora (Cast B) © RNCM 2017

Samantha Clarke in the title role of Handel’s Theodora © RNCM

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The Royal Opera’s Sublime Madama Butterfly Finds Pappano at his Very Best

31/03/2017

Puccini, Madama ButterflySoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Directed for the screen by Matthew Woodward and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 30.3.2017. (JPr)

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Marcelo Puente (Pinkerton) & Ermonela Jaho (Butterfly) (c) Bill Cooper

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